17Watermarking and Fingerprinting Techniques for Multimedia Protection

Sridhar Krishnan

Xiaoli Li

Yaqing Niu

Ngok-Wah Ma

Qin Zhang

17.1 Introduction

Digital multimedia is an advancing technology that fundamentally alters our daily life. One critical obstacle is the ease with which digital media content can be accessed and altered. Digital multimedia content can be easily copied and transmitted over networks without any loss of fidelity. This can result in serious loss of revenue for the rightful content owners. Therefore, it is critical for content owners to take steps to safeguard their content from illegal duplication.

Digital rights managements (DRMs) were created to prevent the growing piracy. DRM is the collection of technologies from ...

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